Christmas Eve Nostalgia
At this year’s Christmas Eve children’s Mass eight traditional Christian carols were sung. I found myself singing even though I can’t carry a tune. I was surprised at how I could remember the words which I had first learned 70 years ago. It caused me to reflect on my childhood and what it was like in the late 1940s and early 1950s.
A Different Time
During my elementary and junior high years, I was not churched and went to public school. From 1st grade on we memorized and sang Christian Christmas carols in mandatory music classes. Every year before Christmas

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